Proms Chamber Music - 2012



Vocal ensemble Tenebrae makes its Proms debut with a London-inspired programme.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

Vocal ensemble Tenebrae, in its Proms debut performance, conjures up the spirit of early 17th century London with old and new music based on the rhymes and street-cries of its inhabitants.

Orlando Gibbons's The Cryes of London uses viols to accompany street vendors' cries, while Steve Martland's modern-day equivalent uses a marimba along with the voices in traditional songs such as 'Oranges and Lemons'. There's also the world premiere of Julian Philips's Sorowfull Songes, which sets an excerpt from the first anthology of English poetry, Tottel's Miscellany, published in London in 1557.

Gibbons: First Set of Madrigals and Motets of Five Parts (1612) - selection

Gibbons: The Cryes of London

Julian Philips: Sorowfull Songes (BBC commission, world premiere)

Steve Martland: Street Songs - selection


Nigel Short (conductor)

This concert will be repeated on Saturday 28th July at 2pm.